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June 24, 2011

Osama bin Ladin's Courier Had Phone Numbers For Longtime Militant-Group Asset of Pakistani Intelligence

We're running out of options with Pakistan.

The cellphone of Osama bin Ladenís trusted courier, which was recovered in the raid that killed both men in Pakistan last month, contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistanís intelligence agency, senior American officials who have been briefed on the findings say.

The discovery indicates that Bin Laden used the group, Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, as part of his support network inside the country, the officials and others said. But it also raised tantalizing questions about whether the group and others like it helped shelter and support Bin Laden on behalf of Pakistanís spy agency, given that it had mentored Harakat and allowed it to operate in Pakistan for at least 20 years, the officials and analysts said.

I don't know what to say. The bigger the problem gets, the more intractable it gets.

Pakistan is a country of some 130 million people, many of them terrorist maniacs, and not only has nukes, but acts as a nuclear Johnny Appleseed throughout the world.
Thanks to rd in the sidebar.

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